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  • August 17, 2015

    The David Byrne–curated Meltdown festival gets under way at the Southbank Centre in London tonight, continuing through Sunday, August 30. Among Meltdown's many special events, Byrne and band celebrate African funk master William Onyeabor, he joins Young Jean Lee for the London debut of We’re Gonna Die, and Jonny Greenwood and LCO perform his score to There Will Be Blood at a screening of the film. BBC Radio 6 Music celebrates with a series of programs featuring Byrne, including his debut as a 6 Music presenter. "It’s a lot of fun when you do these kind of things you can introduce music," says Byrne, "and people will give you the benefit of the doubt and give it a listen which is a little bit of what’s it’s about."

  • May 18, 2015

    David Byrne is the guest on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. "For many people, including Marc, David Byrne has served as a tour guide through a new frontier of creativity," says the show. "The frontman for Talking Heads sits down with Marc to talk about forming the preeminent new wave band of the 20th century and then branching out on his own to create work in theater, film, ballet, opera and, most recently, the world of competitive color guard performances."

  • about David Byrne

    David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.

    Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”

    Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.

Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”

Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.

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David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist. Grown Backwards was Byrne's first Nonesuch release, followed by the reissue of his collaboration with Brian Eno My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; The Knee Plays; his collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and, with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz.

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